Our Founder and Director of Hai Media Group, Lisa Devaney, will be back at TechHub this week on Thursday, 30 November, to counsel and mentor tech startups with public relations and social media strategy, and tactics. She’s been a guest mentor for TechHub for a few years now, and is pleased to be welcomed back.
TechHub is the global community for tech entrepreneurs and startups. They support the growth of over 750 companies across the world, whether they’re founders getting started, or fast-scaling 50 to 100-person teams.
Devaney’s mentoring sessions this week will be one-on-one and open only to members of TechHub. Topics of building a communication’s strategy across media and social media platforms, executing and establishing thought leadership in a sector, and how to use social media to build a brand and engage with valuable audiences online, will all be covered, among other discussion.
With more than two decades of communications experience, Devaney has helped dozens of tech startups navigate the often confusing, and complicated, world of the modern media landscape. Some tech startups she has worked with have gone on to experience great success, winning awards, securing customers, and even selling on to larger companies for significant figures.
If you are interested in a free, one hour counsel session – Devaney is happy to provide this service. Just get in touch to: [email protected]
Hai Media Group is now supporting the team of
IF Communications with PR services for a busy roster of clients in the mobile technology sector.
Clients we are collaborating on together to win mainstream media and online exposure include:
Mobango – http://www.mobango.com
Sharpcards – http://www.sharpcards.net
Smaato – http://www.smaato.com/
Flirtomatic – http://www.flirtomatic.com / http://www.handmademobile.com
Fjord – http://www.fjordnet.com/
Wellington Partners – http://www.wellington-partners.com
FD Unlimited – http://www.fdunlimited.com/Astia – http://www.astia.org/
More clients are coming on board soon.
Hai Media Group’s Director Lisa Devaney is now a trainer with Pinnacle PR, the world’s largest specialised international public relations training company, offering introductory and advanced seminars in public affairs, media relations, crisis communications, event organisation and more.
Devaney is offering full and half day seminars for PR 2.0 training, helping participants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, understand how to approach and use the Web for public relations campaigns. Her course is influenced by the teachings of Brian Solis, Beth Harte and other leading PR 2.0 professionals. The course looks at the pros and cons of online communications and provides strategic insight for “future-proofing” business communications. The course also provides instruction on using online tools, finding resources, as well as basic skills training for using social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin for business.
As millions of people increasingly use the Internet to communicate, businesses are looking to craft appropriate ways of connecting with key stakeholder audiences online, and looking to experienced online communicators to avoid pitfalls. As of summer 2009, more than 250 million people are members of Facebook, and more than 33 million are using Twitter, two of the most popular social networking sites. Devaney shares case studies with course participants, taking a look at some of the blunders, as well as the successes, companies are currently having online.
Pinnacle PR has attractive training facilities in London, Brussels, Dubai and Bahrain, and each location is fully equipped for presentations, and media relations on-camera training. Seminars are kept to a limited size to create an engaged learning environment, with participants asking questions throughout the courses. The seminars include hands-on workshop sessions that put new skills into action, and best prepare participants for real world public relations issues. All of Pinnacle PR’s trainers are senior public relations professionals, who have real world working experience, and continue to work in the industry.
Contact Pinnacle PR, to book a training seminar.
Hai Media Group’s Lisa Devaney attended SHINE 09, a two-day business “unconference” for social entrepreneurs. The event included one-to-one mentoring sessions, social collaboration games, creative brainstorming to foster new ideas, and guidance to help execute new projects.
Funding was won for a new project by Martin Sherrard, for his Stratford Walled Kitchen Garden concept, offering horticultural training and a community restaurant serving produce grown in the garden. He pitched his concept for the prize, along with Re-Made in Brixton, Open Free Cycle and Youandiskills.com.
Participating in Dave Wilcox’s social collaboration game, Devaney, along with others, conceived the concept of “Re-Think!” a community programme for troubled youths caught in the criminal justice system that would see them be taught new 21st century skills by learning how to re-furbish old computers from discarded consumer electronics. While Re-Think! didn’t win the game, due to a request for more funding than was on offer, the process brought together a mix of ideas and agendas and created something productive.
Lisa Devaney blogged about SHINE 09, here:
Other non-traditional conferences coming up in the UK include:
bTWEEN (11-12 June 2009, Liverpool), an interactive digital media forum
2gether09, a London summer conference run in festival style, aims to explore and celebrate how technology can be used to promote social progress.
Over The Air, a September London mobile development gathering spaced over two days of fun, learning, hacking and socializing with participants camping over night.
This summer brings the debut of 2gether08, a new festival for London sponsored by Channel 4 and hosted by PolicyUnplugged from 2-3 July 2008. On the agenda is a vision of applying innovative digital technologies (internet, mobile, games, and more) and imagination to promote:
- social progress,
- enhance the quality of public life and our collective well-being, and
- to tackle the problems facing the world at the outset of the 21st century.
The first 2gether Festival will gather 300 innovators from a wide range of fields to focus on how using digital technologies we can generate real social benefits. At its heart is a DIY spirit where workshops and panel discussions will be shaped by participants, and action items for change will be determined throughout the gathering as discussions emerge.
2 – 3 July 2008
London E2 7ES
Register for tickets here: http://www.2gether08.eventbrite.com/
*Early Bird Discount until Monday, 16th July 2008
An eclectic mix of technologists, policy makers, campaigners, TV producers, software and games developers, designers, politicians, digital innovators, writers, bloggers, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, leaders from charities, NGOs and leading players in the marketing, PR, cultural and creative fields as well as anyone else who believes that creative use of emerging digital technologies can generate solutions to society’s most pressing problems.
2gether08 is a Hai Media Group supported event.
For full details, please download this event alert: